Ariel Hacohen

    Grant Recipient
    • Visual Arts

    London, United Kingdom

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    November 2, 2021 - April 3, 2022

    Jerusalem, Israel

    Ariel Hacohen (b.1993, Jerusalem) is a conceptual photography artist based in London, working predominantly with black and white snapshot photography, digital image manipulation and video-art. In his studio practice he expands his photographic research, creating photography-based sculptures using 3D digital modeling and casting techniques. Ariel is currently participating in a two-year MA program at the Royal College of Art, London, and is a recipient of the Clore-Bezalel Scholarship for full tuition for his studies.

    Ariel holds a B.F.A degree (with Hons) from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and has studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA) as part of a student exchange program. In 2020, he participated in the Art Cube Artists’ Studios long-term residency program in Jerusalem.

    Ariel exhibited his work in numerous group exhibitions in museums and galleries across Israel, including the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem (2021); the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2020); the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, Tel Aviv (2020); the International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv (2019); the Hecht Museum, Haifa (2019); the HaCubia Gallery, Jerusalem (2019); the Beit HaGefen Gallery, Haifa (2016); and more.

    In 2019, Ariel was awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) Scholarship for excellence in photography. In addition, he was awarded the Hecht Prize for Young Artists in the field of fine arts (2019). During his studies at the Bezalel Academy, he was awarded several academic prizes: the Lauren & Mitchell Presser Award for Excellence in Photography (2020); the Yossi Breger Award for Excellence in Photography (2019); the Excellence Award of the Visual and Material Culture Department (2019); and the Bezalel Excellence Award (2018).


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